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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $70,151)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The county of Adams will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $70,151 to fund a 'Graffiti Removal Project.' The Adams County Sheriff's Office will evaluate various vendors and create a contract for graffiti removal services in unincorporated areas of the county. This would include the costs related to developing the pilot program. This project also supports a Graffiti Hot Line in the Community Resource Office where citizens and businesses can report graffiti crimes in an effort to provide a safer and cleaner community.


Date Created: September 22, 2009